"I'm not going to defend Republican presidents who were bad on the deficit. Bush has no excuse at all. He had both houses of congress and did nothing to curb the size of government.
Bush 41 and Reagan got duped by congress who promised…"
"You really need to look up the size of budgets. We spend nearly $3 trillion a year. We haven't had a proper budget, meaning funding for the whole year since Obama was president, even when Dems had both houses of congress with a filibuster proof…"
"Our deficit is under $1 trillion the budget is close to $3 trillion. We haven't had a budget under $1 trillion since Reagan. And I'm I can say whatever I like.
And yes we have a big country, we couldn't go back to the days of a…"
"I would not get rid of welfare, that's where I disagree with strict libertarians. But we need to make it so people are not stuck on them indefinitely. It leads to dependency, which is something far worse than the cost.
Not wanting endless…"
"We need to trim everything. There are people far more knowledgeable than I who can give specifics about elimination of programs altogether. But it's not just the size of government, but government regulations. there are so many regulations on…"
"Also a conservative atheist, conservative on fiscal issues and mixed on social issues.
I vote Republican but find there is a troubling tendency among many Republicans to push religion into the public square. But there is also a significant faction…"
"Eric, I find thoughtful your reply to Garrett.
I find part of it worthy of reply, your Can you offer a non-religious reason for why I should be concerned about the lower class, middle class, or upper class?
What non-religious behavior checks…"
"Michael, on June 4, 2012, posted "Indeed, it's very hard to divide most issues into 'liberal' or 'conservative'."
I find it impossibly hard. Risking oversimplification, I divide issues into progressive and…"
"We all know the Pagan origins of elements of Christianity, it does not matter. If a community had a lot of worshippers of Mithras then they might just put up such a display.
It wouldn't bother me. To me they're both myths with no basis in…"
"Under God should not be in the pledge. I don't think every vestige of religious imagery should be purged from the public sector, for instance I don't really have a problem with a nativity scene at a post office or other public building,…"
"I did not say it was impossible the GOP could go extinct, just that I've heard it before and it was proved untrue then. After 2008 it was said and in 2010 Republicans picked up 63 seats in the House, 6 Senate seats and the majority of state…"
"I hate the fact that he is generalizing like all Atheists think the same. I am an Atheist and I have no problem with calling it a Christmas tree, in fact I think it's politically correct nonsense to call it a holiday tree. Calling it a…"
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